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Archives for "October 2012"


Health Canada Lifts Temporary Vaccine Suspension

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 – No Safety Concerns Identified So Local Healthcare Providers Can Resume Administering Agriflu and FluAd Vaccines The Peterborough Public Health has informed local healthcare providers that Health Canada has lifted its temporary suspension of Agriflu and FluAd so they can resume immunizing patients with these vaccines. “This is very reassuring news on two counts. […]

Public Health’s Community Open House Rescheduled

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 29, 2012

October 29, 2012 – Tonight’s Open House in Norwood Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather The Peterborough Public Health has rescheduled its Community Open House in Norwood to take place on Thursday, November 29 at the Norwood Town Hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The original Open House in Norwood planned for this evening (October 29) has […]

Public Health Flu Clinics Continue

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 29, 2012

October 29, 2012 –  While Health Canada Investigates Suspended Vaccines – Suspended Vaccines Never Used in Public Clinics; Residents Encouraged to Get The Flu Shot The Peterborough Public Health is encouraging local residents to get their flu shot at community clinics which continue as planned while Health Canada investigates two vaccine brands that were temporarily suspended last […]

Public Health Flu Clinics Not Using Suspended Agriflu or FluAd Vaccines

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 27, 2012

October 27, 2012 – Only Fluviral and Vaxigrip Vaccines Provided to Local Residents Following Health Canada’s announcement yesterday that two vaccine brands, Agriflu and FluAd, have been suspended for use in Canada pending further investigation, Peterborough Public Health has confirmed that these brands were never used in community flu clinics. “I want to reassure all […]

Have Your Say! Public Health Launches Online Survey

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 25, 2012

October 25, 2012 –  Public Health Launches Online Survey to  Seek Your Input on Public Health Priorities Community Invited to Help Build Board of Health’s Five-Year Strategic Plan Today Peterborough Public Health launched an online survey to gather resident opinions on what our local public health priorities should be for the next five years. Residents can easily find the […]

Public Health to Tweet Real Time Flu Clinic Queue Status

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 24, 2012

October 24, 2012 – Residents Encouraged to Follow Public Health on Twitter When Planning Their Clinic Visit The Peterborough Public Health is hoping local residents will take advantage of Twitter to help them plan when to get their flu shot at community clinics taking place throughout the County and City in the coming weeks. “We are […]

Public Health Announces 2012 Flu Clinic Schedule

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 16, 2012

October 16, 2012 – Keep Yourself and the Community Healthy by Getting Vaccinated! The Peterborough Public Health announced today that community-wide Flu Clinics will kick off this year on Thursday, October 25 at the Evinrude Centre. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent influenza from spreading in our communities, especially since we know 30% of healthy […]

Board of Health Summary October 2012

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 – Click here to view the Board of Health Summary October 10, 2012 

Nothing to Smile About

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 12, 2012

October 12, 2012 – Signed Postcards Given to Local MPP Urging Action to Support Ontario Adults With Severe Dental Problems Today hundreds of signed ‘dental’ postcards depicting a far-from-perfect scene in Ontario were delivered to MPP Jeff Leal demanding support for adults with severe dental problems. Members of Peterborough Public Health, Peterborough Poverty Reduction Network […]

Public Health Seeks Public’s Input

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 10, 2012

October 10, 2012 – Community Invited to Help Build Board of Health’s Five-Year Strategic Plan The Peterborough Public Health is asking local residents to take part in helping to design the organization’s future. This fall, Board of Health has embarked on a strategic planning process. To make Public Health’s 2013-17 strategic plan truly meaningful and effective, the […]

Pharmacists Can Now Give Flu Shots, Renew Prescriptions

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 10, 2012

October 10, 2012 – McGuinty Government Expanding Health Services Closer To Home Ontarians can now receive more health services directly from pharmacists including the publicly funded flu shot and getting their prescriptions renewed. Read more at: http://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2012/10/pharmacists-can-now-give-flu-shots-renew-prescriptions.html

Board of Health Meets October 10

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 2012

October 5, 2012 – Location: Curve Lake First Nation The community is advised that the next meeting of the Board of Health will take place on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Administration Building, 22 Winookeedaa Street, Curve Lake First Nation. To download the agenda and the online board package, please […]

Beef Recall Expanded – Updated List of Products Now Available

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 02, 2012

October 2, 2012 – Various raw beef products may contain E. coli O157:H7 bacteria For more information and for a list of recalled products please see: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/eng/1297964599443/1297965645317

World Breastfeeding Event a Success!

BY admin | PUBLISHED: Oct 01, 2012

September 29 was a great day for breastfeeding as 34 mothers nursed 37 babies as part of this year’s World Breastfeeding Week Global Challenge. One mother nursed twins while two other women were tandem nursing.  This event was part of the 2012 Global Breastfeeding Challenge led by the Quintessence Foundation to have the most babies […]